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Gingrich, Perry fail to make Va. ballot
cbsnews.com ^ | December 24, 2011 7:25 AM | cbsnews.com

Posted on 12/24/2011 7:43:46 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

(AP)WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary, a development that complicates his bid to win the GOP presidential nomination.

"After verification, RPV has determined that Newt Gingrich did not submit required 10K signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary," the Republican Party of Virginia announced early Saturday on its Twitter website.

Perry also fell short of the 10,000 signatures of registered voters required for a candidate's name to be on the primary ballot, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul will be on the ballot.

State GOP spokesman Garren Shipley said volunteers spent Friday validating petitions that the four candidates submitted by the Thursday 5 p.m. deadline to the State Board of Elections. Shipley was not available early Saturday to discuss the announcement posted on the website.

Failing to get on the ballot will be a major setback for Gingrich, who has tried to use his recent upsurge in popularity to make up for a late organizing start. Ironically, Gingrich had a slight lead over Romney, with others farther back, in a Quinnipiac poll of Virginia Republicans released earlier in the week.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: airstream; ballots; gingrich; gopnominatesmitt; grandoldplantation; newtgingrich; perry; rickperry; va; virginia; virginiagop; virginiaprimary
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1 posted on 12/24/2011 7:43:50 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Smartest guy in the room. lol


2 posted on 12/24/2011 7:45:18 AM PST by Huck (No.)
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To: Huck

The dog ate my homework. It’s not my fault, they’re all against me. It’s a conspiracy!! Pass the popcorn.


3 posted on 12/24/2011 7:47:49 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

isn’t this how obama got elected? getting others thrown off the ballot?


4 posted on 12/24/2011 7:48:15 AM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Huck

RNC insiders rigging the system to get their butt boy Romney the nomination.

Wasn’t it the commies who said something like ... it doesn’t matter who votes... only who counts the votes?

Well, the insiders are counting the votes.


5 posted on 12/24/2011 7:48:35 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: rhombus

It is all insane.


6 posted on 12/24/2011 7:48:45 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Huck

I guess it will be easy for you to vote Romney or Paul then LOL


7 posted on 12/24/2011 7:48:54 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

It’s 2008 deja vu all over again.


8 posted on 12/24/2011 7:50:55 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; Huck; rhombus

For your consideration...may not be stupidity on the part of the candidates, but too many hoops to jump over...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2824644/posts


9 posted on 12/24/2011 7:51:20 AM PST by TEXOKIE (... and Merry Christmas to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I really don’t understand any of it.All of the rumors about Jeb,Palin,Trump getting in are insane as well.How can they qualify when those that did it correctly and officially ran and didn’t play games are not even qualifying?


10 posted on 12/24/2011 7:51:55 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: TEXOKIE

Go for it. Maybe it should have been changed in 2008 or before?


11 posted on 12/24/2011 7:52:55 AM PST by rhombus
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To: TEXOKIE

So....bottom line the GOP fixed it to force Obameycare Mitt??


12 posted on 12/24/2011 7:54:23 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

This is a fight over 49 GOP delegates or 4% of the 1144 needed to win the nomination. In 2008 McCain won with 1455 delegates as opposed to his nearest competitor Huckabee with 270 delegates. So in the overall scheme of things these 49 delegates probably won’t make any difference in the overall outcome. What does matter is the primary voters in VA are being limited as to their choices, but that’s the process established by their governing bodies.


13 posted on 12/24/2011 7:56:02 AM PST by deport
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

this is where money that buys organization helps.. I really don’t get Perry not making it though I thought he was oozing money


14 posted on 12/24/2011 7:56:21 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I HAD THE BEST LAUGH SO FAR THIS MORNING ........

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“After verification,
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Hey, Newt, if you had insisted on the “Wisconsin Method of Verification” and claimed that the Virginia Method was discriminatory, all those “Mickey Mouse” and “Adolph Hitler” signatures ... well in your case, Charles Borromeo, John Bosco, Theresa Lisieux and Catherine Sienna signatures would have passed through without any questions.

BTW those are Saints in the Catholic Church for those of you who wonder where I got those names.


15 posted on 12/24/2011 7:57:42 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (I am Roman Catholic, US Citizen, Patriot, TEA Party Alumni, Oath Keeper, Voter, Auburn Fan!)
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To: bk1000
isn’t this how obama got elected? getting others thrown off the ballot?

Face it, we have no choice in this election. Romney will be our candidate which, in turn, leads to an Obama win.

Why anyone thinks we actually have a say in this I don't understand.

16 posted on 12/24/2011 7:59:25 AM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Title is misleading. Should read “Perry, Gingrich, Huntsman, Bachmann, and Santorum Fail to Make Ballot.”


17 posted on 12/24/2011 8:00:53 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Huck

Guess you’ll be voting for one of the two smart guys then. Whom will you choose, Mitt or Wrong?


18 posted on 12/24/2011 8:01:43 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: rhombus

Don’t kid yourself...the GOP establishment is going to do whatever is necessary to get the nomination to Romney. Like Obama, once in the WH he will follow orders. No investigation of Fanny/Freddie or Wall Street.


19 posted on 12/24/2011 8:03:13 AM PST by kjo
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To: deport
What does matter is the primary voters in VA are being limited as to their choices, but that’s the process established by their governing bodies.

They are apolitical organization and are free to change their rules at amy time. Pressure could be effective, especially if applied towards Gov McDonnell and his future politcal aspirations.

20 posted on 12/24/2011 8:03:55 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: kjo

So I’m kidding myself now? About what? I’m not the one claiming to know the future.


21 posted on 12/24/2011 8:04:41 AM PST by rhombus
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To: ez
Perry, Gingrich, Huntsman, Bachmann, and Santorum Fail to Make Ballot

Something smells.....

22 posted on 12/24/2011 8:05:07 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Looks like Romney is going to be the guy this year and it looks like they’re all in on it.


23 posted on 12/24/2011 8:06:17 AM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: ez

Agreed.The real title should be ‘GOP/MSM dictate vote for Romney or nutcase Paul in the primary.’


24 posted on 12/24/2011 8:06:30 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

So much for their competency. Getting very hard to vote for anyone in this field. Maybe Sarah should jump in.


25 posted on 12/24/2011 8:07:01 AM PST by yinandyang
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Reagan was unable to get on the ballot in NY and PA in 1976. These things happen, sometimes on purpose. Remember MA changing the rules for special elections and then changing them back again as needed?

Lisa Murkowski and (much earlier, in 76) Jerry Brown showed that successful write-ins can be mounted. Perry and Gingrich cannot be that hard to spell.


26 posted on 12/24/2011 8:07:58 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2
I really don’t get Perry not making it though I thought he was oozing money

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OOPS

Does that help in understanding why Perry didn't make the cut? Perry turned in 11911 signatures or 1911 over the number needed to qualify. Apparently they didn't do a very good job of checking the signatures to make sure they met the criteria and thus failed to have the 10,000 needed.

27 posted on 12/24/2011 8:09:01 AM PST by deport
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Yah, we (the voters) are the only ones not in on it.
Go to Vegas and place your bets - it's a lock.
28 posted on 12/24/2011 8:09:09 AM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
How can they qualify when those that did it correctly and officially ran and didn’t play games are not even qualifying?

The nominating convention chooses the candidates. If the pre-convention process is a disaster (which seems probable), what does it matter who "qualified"?

29 posted on 12/24/2011 8:12:02 AM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Did barack make the ballot?


30 posted on 12/24/2011 8:12:06 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: Riodacat

Screw the GOP and MSM.I say the tea party should rebel and get a name on the primary ballot before it’s too late.

The tea party should have a primary on line and everyone vote for PERRY, or BACHMANN,or SANTORUM and the winner gets written in on the general election.


31 posted on 12/24/2011 8:12:54 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Jim Noble

With this thought process they will enable Trump,Obama,Hillary and Romney.


32 posted on 12/24/2011 8:15:15 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
"""State GOP spokesman Garren Shipley said volunteers spent Friday validating petitions"""""

So it was VOLUNTEERS validating the work of other VOLUNTEERS????.. So who says the validating Volunteers are correct?????.. Do they miraculously KNOW more than the volunteer petition takers???.. Or perhaps they have a motive!!!

Me thinks this may not be the last of it, it needs to be challenged based on the above VOLUNTEERISM. NEWT/PERRY get on it.

33 posted on 12/24/2011 8:15:25 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

So extend the damn deadline. Who cares? It’s not until March. 2 months isn’t enough time to print ballots? Obama used voter fraud to get on the 2008 Ohio primary ballot, for pete’s sake.


34 posted on 12/24/2011 8:15:38 AM PST by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: rfreedom4u

He has already won with stage three of paying all the illegals and dead people a dollar and a pack of smokes.

http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=16602


35 posted on 12/24/2011 8:17:34 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: rhombus

Don’t take posts so personally...I’m just saying that George H.W. and Barbara met with Romney in Texas yesterday...saw the pictures...the NATIONAL REVIEW has come out against Gingrich without endorsing Romney (sure), most GOP members in Congress are reportedly “leaning” to Romney...based on what, his liberal governance of Taxachussetts?

Looks to me like the establishment wants to end Newt’s and Paul’s runs before any more damage is done to their liberal.


36 posted on 12/24/2011 8:17:42 AM PST by kjo
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To: Huck

Exactly. Newt is not the smartest guy in the room, merely the loudest.

What utter incompetence to not get this done. But we know why, he never thought he’d be a contender so didn’t bother til last minute. Not smart.


37 posted on 12/24/2011 8:18:05 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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38 posted on 12/24/2011 8:18:21 AM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - but Newt has a new book out real soon - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: rfreedom4u

Did barack make the ballot?


Apparently so:

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The Democratic Party of Virginia certified President Obama’s petitions, which included more than 15,000 signatures, Friday.

http://biggovernment.com/publius/2011/12/23/rick-perry-disqualified-from-virginia-primary-ballot/


39 posted on 12/24/2011 8:18:41 AM PST by deport
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

In ancient past (read: yesterday), newt and perry supporters said that only serious candidates in the race were the ones who qualified in VA.

I’ll give a pass to Newt. It is not that he lives in VA or something.

Seriously, few VA candidates are not too relevant. If a conservative wins IA (bahmann, santorum or even perry) or strong second, they are strong candidates. Newt can go back plotting his amnesty plan or ally himself with nancy or dede again.


40 posted on 12/24/2011 8:19:17 AM PST by heiss (heartless and inhumane (radical rightwinger))
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To: deport

Those 15000 signatures need challenged.No way that many (even dead people) liked Obama in Va.


41 posted on 12/24/2011 8:22:19 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: TexasFreeper2009
RNC insiders rigging the system to get their butt boy Romney the nomination.

From what I read somewhere the Virginia Lieutenant Governor personally had a hand in submitting Mitt's paperwork and signatures.

I had thought he was a good Conservative but now I have grave doubts about him.

42 posted on 12/24/2011 8:22:51 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: CAluvdubya

Face it, we have no choice in this election. Romney will be our candidate which, in turn, leads to an Obama win.

______________________________

Maybe we’ll get lucky and win both the house and the senate keeping them for the next 4 years. Hey, I can dream can’t I.


43 posted on 12/24/2011 8:24:17 AM PST by navymom1
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To: Huck
Smartest guy in the room.

He is. Just ask him.

44 posted on 12/24/2011 8:27:40 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Huck
You've always been a little to the left of center.

Who do you champion?

45 posted on 12/24/2011 8:28:36 AM PST by Lazamataz (Romney is the Pale Obama. That's all.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Apparently there’s some kind of technical requirement that VA claims is important - addresses so signers can be verified - sounds reasonable enough. How is VA’s method so different from the other states that it catches everybody by surprise?


46 posted on 12/24/2011 8:28:52 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Look at it like this: Virginia is where federal bureaucrats go home to sleep. They know who signs their inflated paychecks.


47 posted on 12/24/2011 8:30:27 AM PST by clashfan (know your rights)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I’ll tell you what’s pissing me off. Why is the News Media, FReepers and the blogs all saying “Newt and Perry” didn’t make the ballot? The fact is, Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman, Gingrich, and Perry ALL didn’t make the ballot. And I’ll happily tell you why they are only referencing two...because if you focus on all five , then the STANDARD becomes the story instead of Perry and Newt and the quest to make them appear incompetant.


48 posted on 12/24/2011 8:33:00 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Something seems amiss in Virginia. I’m beginning to think a brokered GOP convention will lead to the best outcome.


49 posted on 12/24/2011 8:33:39 AM PST by clashfan (know your rights)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
It is clear now. This whole exercise is theater. The elites have choreographed the production and long ago picked the winner. They will tell us (the peons) after the show (phony election) is over. As in the past, they believe this exercise will keep us quiet and contented for another four years. Are we convinced and motivated enough yet to call a halt to this continuing repetitive charade and subjugation??
50 posted on 12/24/2011 8:35:17 AM PST by iontheball
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